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Carles Feixa


Carles Feixa is Professor of social anthropology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He has a PhD from the University of Barcelona and an Honoris Causa from the University of Manizales (Colombia). Former professor at the University of Lleida, he has been visiting scholar in Rome, Mexico City, Paris, Berkeley, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Newcastle and Lima. He has specialized in the study of youth cultures, conducting fieldwork research in Catalonia and Mexico. He is author or coauthor of 50 books, including De jovenes, bandas y tribus (Barcelona, 1998, 5th ed. 2012), Jovens na America Latina(São Paulo, 2004), Global Youth? (London & New York, Routledge, 2006), De la Generación@ a la #Generación (Barcelona, Ned, 2014) and Youth, Space and Time (Boston & Leiden, Brill, 2016). He has been co-editor of the journal Young (London/Delhi) and member of the editorial board of Nueva Antropología (Mexico), Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud (Colombia), Mondi Migranti (Italy), Analise Social (Portugal), among others. He has been a consultant on youth policies for the United Nations and VP for Europe of the research committee “Sociology of Youth” of the International Sociological Association. In 2017 he obtained two of the highest recognitions to his research work: the ICREA Academia Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

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Research interests
Youth cultures, transnational gangs, generations, social movements, cybercultures.



Feixa, C., & Figueras, M. (2018). Emergence of (hybrid) youth cultures. Communication Theory, 27(4).

Feixa, C. & Guerra, P. (2017). Unidos por el mismo sueño en una canción”: On music, gangs and flowsPortuguese Journal of Social Science, 16(3), 305–22. doi:10.1386/pjss.16.3.305_1

Feixa, C. (2017). The ‘Indignant’ Pilgrim: Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal in the 15M Movement in SpainRomance Quarterly, 64(3), 113-125.

Feixa, C. & Rubio, C. (2017). “Te vas pensando que has dejado atrás a zombis”. La emigración juvenil: ¿aventura o exilio? Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, 73(1), 9-22.

Feixa, C., Leccardi, C.; & Nilan, P. (Eds.). (2016). Youth, Space & Time. Agoras and Chronotopes in the Global City. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

Feixa, C. (2014). De la Generación@ a la #Generación. Barcelona: NED Ediciones.

Feixa, C., & Romaní, O. (2014). From local gangs to global tribes: the Latin Kings and Queens Nation in Barcelona. In D. Buckingham, S. Bragg & M. J. Kehily (Eds.), Youth cultures in the age of global media (pp. 88-103). London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fernández-Planells, A., Figueras, M.; & Feixa, C. (2014). Communication among young people in the #spanishrevolution. Uses of the online-offline tools to obtain information in the #acampadabcnNew Media & Society, 16(3), 1-22.

Soler, P., Planas, A., & Feixa, C. (2014). Youth and youth policies in Spain in times of austerity: between juggling and the trapezeInternational Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 18(3).

Feixa, C. et al. (2013). The #spanishrevolution and beyondCultural Anthropology Online, aug.1.


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